'Anti-Semitism...Damns the Soul': Christians Condemn Synagogue Massacre, US Anti-Semitism Spiking


Police stand guard outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

A government auto with a wheelchair visible inside could be seen arriving Monday. He underwent surgery and survived. He expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and later told police that "all these Jews need to die", authorities said.

Robert Bowers is seen in his Department of Motor Vehicles ID photo.

As police bore down on the suspect he said to them: "I just want to kill Jews". Social media posts attributed to Bowers indicate he is also virulently anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim.

"The final seven counts are based on the harm inflicted by Bowers, upon the courageous police officers, who in trying to stop Bowers rampage, put their own lives in danger". HIAS was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the travel ban in Maryland federal court.

Year after year, decade after decade, anti-Semitism proves to be among the most entrenched and pervasive forms of hatred and bigotry in the United States.

Gab confirmed Bowers had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

The gunman who killed eight men and three women during the Shabbat services at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, synagogue on Saturday morning has been charged with 29 counts of federal crimes related to firearm offences.

And Franklin D. Roosevelt, though a public critic of violence against the Jews, did not dissuade his administration from its restrictive policies on Jewish immigration during the holocaust.

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Pittsburgh synagogue suspect Robert Bowers. The site says Bowers had accounts on other social media platforms.

"It was a very diverse community", Abravanel said. The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies student says the funds will go directly to the Tree of Life congregation.

The police affidavit says calls began coming into 911 just before 10 a.m. Saturday, reporting "they were being attacked".

"This loss is our loss, and our thoughts are with Tree of Life Congregation, our local partner Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) of Pittsburgh, the city of Pittsburgh and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. They were inseparable", said Chris Schopf, vice president of residential supports for ACHIEVA, which helped the brothers live independently.

Michael Eisenberg, the immediate past president of the Tree of Life, said synagogue officials had not gotten any threats that he knew of before the shooting.

Americans had earlier learned the identities of the 11 people killed in the brutal assault at the Tree of Life synagogue, including 97-year-old Rose Mallinger and couple Sylvan and Bernice Simon, both in their 80s.

He has been hospitalised with multiple gunshot wounds but will appear before a federal magistrate on Monday.

In another post before the shooting, he said he had not voted for Trump. The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said it was told by victims that a brit milah - a ritual circumcision ceremony at which a baby boy also receives his Hebrew name - was also taking place, though law enforcement officials later said no children were among the dead or wounded.